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Connection, Community & Engagement

JFamily is a JCA program bringing families and children together around Jewish values, holidays and culture. We offer a warm welcome for families looking to connect. Our programs provide opportunities to socialize, explore, celebrate and create community.


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Tots and Tents with PJ Library

Saturday, May 5, 5:30-7:00 PM
Congregation Bet Ha’am - 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland

It’s a camp out at Bet Ha’am! We will build blanket forts and then cozy up in them for some reading time and a s’more snack. Jammies, blankets, pillows, flashlights and stuffies welcome! This event is best for children up to age 5 and their families.

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I Dissent! Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Standing Up for What We Believe In

Sunday, May 6, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
JCA - 1342 Congress Street, Portland

Celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the US Supreme Court. We will read the book I Dissent, talk about standing up for what we believe in, and have an RBG photo booth! This program is best suited for children ages 5+. Free! For more info, email pjlibrary@mainejewish.org.

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Tot Shabbat with PJ Library

Saturday, June 2, 10 AM
Beth Israel Congregation
Minnie Brown Center
906 Washington Street, Bath

Celebrate Shabbat with songs, games and crafts. This program is best for preschoolers and their families.

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Alef-Bet Yoga with PJ Library

Saturday, June 9, Time TBD
Maine Conference for Jewish Life
Thomas College
180 West River Road, Waterville

Join us for some Shabbat learning and fitness with Alef-Bet yoga. Stretch and twist your body to become each of the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet! More info

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Celebrate Portland Pride!

Saturday, June 16, 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Monument Square, 456 Congress Street, Portland
Deering Oaks Park, Park Ave, Portland

Meet at Monument Square at 11:45 AM to march in the parade with Southern Maine's Jewish Community. Family Picnic at Deering Oaks Park at 1:00 PM sponsored by PJ Library and Temple Beth El's Family Engagement Committee. All are welcome.